Maine news from Ellsworth, Bucksport, Gouldsboro, Blue Hill, Sullivan, Surry, Hancock, Deer Isle, Stonington, Orland and throughout Hancock County.

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 24

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 24

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on Friday charged a Blue Hill woman in connection with an ongoing investigation by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. At the direction of the District Attorney’s Office, Lt. Tim Cote summoned Rita Grindle, 54, on charges of theft by deception, a Class C felony and

  • Indigenous Peoples observance held in Prospect Harbor Friday

    Indigenous Peoples observance held in Prospect Harbor Friday

    GOULDSBORO — Last Friday, thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., for the first ever Indigenous Peoples March. The march, meant to bring awareness of issues affecting Native men, women, and children, sparked smaller marches around the country. In Maine, home to the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes of the Wabanaki Confederacy, one group braved the

  • GSA seniors to join medical mission

    GSA seniors to join medical mission

    By Mark Messer BLUE HILL — Hattie Slayton and Oshi Ragot, two seniors at George Stevens Academy, will take their love of the Spanish language and interest in the medical field with them on the next Hancock County Medical Mission. Both have been awarded scholarships for a mission to the Dominican Republic Feb. 9-23. Nearly

  • New health and wellness practice coming to Ellsworth

    New health and wellness practice coming to Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Drs. Derek and Megan Pinkham of Life Source Family Chiropractic and Ruth Moore have announced the introduction of new wellness services coming to Ellsworth. Moore is a doctoral student majoring in psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body medicine) and recently completed a highly successful three-week practicum in clinical aromatherapy with the Pinkhams. This led to discussions about

  • Marine Resources Committee open for business, sets Keliher confirmation hearing

    AUGUSTA — It’s a busy time for Maine’s newly organized 129th Legislature, with a new governor in the Blaine House, new committee chairs and nearly a thousand bills already filed for consideration, many of them sure to provoke controversy. The Marine Resources Committee has new co-chairs, Sen. Dave Miramant (D-Knox County) and Rep. Joyce McCreight

  • Surry’s own ice disk

    Surry’s own ice disk

    SURRY — The spinning ice disk in Westbrook’s Presumpscot River has received lots of coverage but let’s not overlook Surry. This ice disk in Meadow Stream was discovered by hikers Dec. 27. Local hikers Marie Merkel and John Curtis happened upon the phenomenon about a quarter of a mile upstream from the Old Surry Village

  • Hancock man defies odds, leaves indelible mark

    Hancock man defies odds, leaves indelible mark

    HANCOCK — Jeremy Kane wasn’t expected to survive his first day of life; 38 years later hundreds of his loved ones gathered to celebrate a life fully lived. Kane died of unknown causes Jan. 11 at his Hancock home. The celebration of life Saturday at the Masonic Lodge in Ellsworth “was just like he would’ve

  • Sports bar to replace Fuddruckers

    Sports bar to replace Fuddruckers

    ELLSWORTH — An Eddington couple plan to open a pub in the former Fuddruckers space at Tradewinds Market at the beginning of February. Jenn Barker said she and her husband, Dan, have been working to renovate the space over the past few months and hope to be open by Feb. 4. “It’s kind of been

  • Lincoln Day event at Ellsworth VFW

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Republicans invite the public to attend a Lincoln Day celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Ellsworth VFW Hall. There will be a potluck dinner and a dessert competition as well as entertainment by Joe Marshall. The guest speaker for the evening is former U.S. Rep. Bruce